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        LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, ou Lettres Recueillies dans une Société publiées pour l'instruction de quelques Autres. Par M. C.. de L...

      Four parts bound in two volumes. [4], 199; [4], 188; [4] 175; [4], 208 pages. Re-backed sometimes over earlier boards; red and black labels. Bindings : 14 x 9.2 cm. Piece cut from the front endpaper and the half title of Part one, also the half-title of part three, presumably to remove an ownership name; inner joints repaired when re-backed; both volumes lack one of two rear endpapers; some very occasional minor spotting; else a very good set. Anthony Blunt's copy with his characteristic pencilled name, 'A.F. Blunt' on the front endpaper of the first volume. This would appear to be the third edition of this famous epistolatory novel, first published in 1782. The majority of Anthony Blunt's library, some 700 antiquarian titles, was acquired by the Courtauld Institute. Many of the copies in the collection bear the same pencilled ownership name. Blunt, born in 1907, joined the British Army at the start of the Second World War and in 1940 was recruited by MI5. After the War, King George VI appointed Blunt Surveyor of the King's Art. He also became director of the Courtauld Institute of Art. His elevated position in society remained throughout the 1950's and into the early 1960's. But this all changed in 1964 when MI5 charged him with being the fourth man in a quartet of Soviet spies known as the 'Cambridge Four.' When assured he would have immunity from prosecution, Blunt confessed. He died in 1963 a recluse.

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        Eisheth Chayil [¿Woman of Valor¿: Laws and prayers for women].

      Giovanni Vincenzio Falorni, Leghorn = Livorno, Italy 1782 - Bilingual edition: Hebrew texts in square characters with instructions in Rashi script (right to left); Spanish interspersed with Hebrew (left to right). ff. 5; pp. 6. Trace foxed, small tear to lower margin of final leaf. Ex-library. Beautiful contemporary stiff floriated wrappers. 12mo. Vinograd, Livorno 185. A charming book. The Italian poet Jacob Meldola was the son of Haham David Meldola (died 1745) who served as Rosh Yeshiva of Livorno. The Meldolas were Sephardim who settled in Livorno, spiritually enriching Jewish life throughout the Sephardi diaspora for two centuries. See JE, Volume VIII, page 451 (Genealogical Tree of the Meldola Family ), and page 454, number 21. OCLC: Libraries worldwide that own item: 4 [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Meir Turner]
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        Umstandliche Geschichte der Kaiserl. und des Heil. Romischen Reichs Freyen Stadt Lubeck

      Lubeck, Germany: Georg Chr. Green [et al] 1782-1805. 1st eds.. S hardcover/bds. small 4tos ca. 550pp/vol Text in German. History of the port city in 17 par ts, from late Roman times to the beginning of the 19th century; plus an app endix and index. Notable for the folding engraved plate preceding title pag e of volume 1, with a general view of the city, including the city's arms. 3 volumes complete (volume 1 dated 1782, volume 2 dated 1784 and volume 3 d ated 1805); bound in 3/4 contemporary brown calf over matching boards, gilt -ruled spines with raised bands, gilt-stamped tan morocco spine labels, pla in endpapers, edges stained brick-red (volume 1) or dark brown (volumes 2 a nd 3). VG (general wear to head and foot of spines; edges, corners and cove rs rubbed; some internal browning, foxing and stains; previous owner's mini mal pencil annotations).

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        Deutsche Sprachlehre für die Damen. In Briefen.

      Arnold Wever, Berlin 1782 - 8vo. Mit gest. Frontispiz (E. Henne zu Geßner) u. 2 mehrf. gef. Tabellen. 1 Bl., XVI, 560 S. Hldr. d. Zeit auf 5 Bünden m. RSchild. Rotschnitt. WG 18. - Nicht bei Goedeke. - Erste Ausgabe. - Einband berieben, Gelenke angeplatzt u. sorgfältig geleimt. Hs. Name auf w. Bl. Zu Beginn Wurmspur im Rande ohne Textverlust. Bis auf wenige einzelne Flecke im Text sauber u. wohlerhalten. gr. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        Die Schmetterlinge in Abbildungen nach der Natur mit Beschreibungen. Teil I: Europäische Gattungen, vol. 3: die Spinnerphalänen

      Erlangen, Wolfgang Walthers, 1782. 4to. Half-title, pp. 57-396 (=last) and 67 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates by Johann Carl Bock. Loose-leaved in clamshell box.* Part of one of the rarest and most beautiful works on Lepidoptera which, complete, should have 441 plates. This copy has a total of 79 plates, including the complete plate section of volume 3 and nearly complete text. The title page and the first 12 plates are in photocopy mounted on old blank sheets. In a new brown drop box. It does not include the supplement, but those plates present are of great beauty and are untrimmed. Horn-Schenkling, 6085; Nissen ZBI, 1316.

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        Bertoldo Bertoldino e Cacasenno.

      1782 - S.l. n data (Venezia, Pinolato, 1782). In 8vo (cm. 17,5); cartoncino antico; antiporta incisa in rame "Famiglia di Bertoldo"; frontespizio inciso con grande ritratto del Croce in ovale con la scritta "Giulio Cesare Croce detto dalla Lira Bologn."; pp. 396, (2). Con 20 piacevolissime xilografie popolari a piena pagina. Axs [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        A Map of the Kingdom of Ireland, Divided into Provinces Counties and Baronies, showing the Archbishopricks, Bishopricks, Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns, Villages, Barracks, Mountains, Lakes, Bogs, Rivers, Bridges Ferries, Passes, also the Great, the Branch, & the By Post Roads, together with the Inland Navigation &c

      London: Robert Sayer, 1782. unbound. very good. Map (in two panels). Engraving with original hand outline. Map in top panel measures 23.5" x 38.25, and panel measures 25.25" x 39". Map in bottom panel measures 24.75" x 38.5", and panel measures 26.5" x 39". Beautiful large scale wall map of Ireland in two panels. Detailed and animated cartouche. Includes black and white inset of "Sea Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland" and a table of a description of Ireland. Small chip and small tear to left edge of top panel. A few small chips to left and top edge of bottom panel. Minor foxing.

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        Encyklopädie, oder zusammenhängender Vortrag der gemeinnützigsten Kenntnisse. Gewächskunde, Thierkunde, Anthropologie und Mathematik. - Mineralogie, Naturlehre, Chemie, Astronomie, mathematische Geographie, Schiffkunst, Chronologie, Gnomonik, physische Geographie, natürliche Theologie und Sittenlehre. - Das Naturrecht, die praktische Mechanik, die bürgerliche Baukunst, die Kriegsbaukunst und die Schoffsbaukunst.

      3 Bände. Insgesammt 16 Kupfertafeln, (16 Bl.) 684 S. (1 Bl.) - (9 Bl.) 730 S. (1 Bl.) - (7 Bl.) 836 S. (1 Bl.). Lederbände der Zeit mit aufwendiger floraler Rückenvergoldung und je zwei Rückenschildern (Kapitale beschädigt, kleine Wurmspuren). 3 Bände. Seltene erste Ausgabe. - Poggendorff I, 1277; NDB 12, 135. - Georg Simon Kügel (1739-1812) war Mathematikprofessor in Helmstedt und später Professor für Mathematik und Physik an der Universität Halle (1797-98 Rektor).Teile der Encyklopädie erschienen in zahlreichen selbstständigen Monographien. "K., der kombinatorischen Schule K.F. Hindenburgs nahestehend, zählte zu den berühmtesten Mathematikern seiner Zeit, ohne die Wissenschaft durch eigene Forschung nennenswert gefördert zu haben. Seine Stärke war vielmehr seine umfassende, enzyklopädisch ausgerichtete Gelehrsamkeit und sein sicheres Empfinden für deren bestmögliche praktische Verwertung durch gründlich ausgearbeitete, gut verständlich geschriebene Werke (NDB). - Titel- und Vorsatzblätter mit handschriftlichen Besitzvermerken, teilweise leicht braunfleckig.

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        England and Wales Drawn from the most accurate Surveys-containing all the Cities, Boroughs, Market Towns and Villages; in which are included all the improvements and observations both astronomical and topographical, which have been made by members of the Royal Society & others. Down to the present year, the whole corected & improv'd by John Rocque, Chorographer to his Majesty.

      Robert Sayer, London 1782 - Beautiful large scale map of England in high detail. On four sheets, two have been conjoined to form two panels (north and south). The seas are dotted with decorative ships and an ornate cartouche depicts evidence of England's cultural and political power. Artifacts include gold coins, a book by Shakespeare, a painter's palette, architectural renderings, and a book of music. Inset of Isle of Scilly. John Rocque (c. 1704-1762) was a Swiss Huguenot who grew up in London. He worked as a land surveyor, publisher and engraver. Stain to bottom margin of top sheet. Map in four sheets (two panels). Engraving with subtle original hand outline color. Top panel measures 22 7/8" x 39", bottom panel measures 23.25" x 38.75".

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        Tom Jones a Londres, comédie en cinq actes, en vers, tirée du roman de Fielding, répresentée, pour la première fois, par les comédiens Italiens ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 22 Octobre 1782.

      F. J. Baudouin,, Paris 1782 - First editions. A dramatic adaptation of Fielding's Tom Jones for the French stage by Choudard-Desforges, with its sequel. The plays were written for performance by the Comédie-Italienne, of which the playwright Desforges had been a member. [with:] --- Tom Jones et Fellamar, suite de Tom Jones a Londres; comédie en cinq actes et en vers. Réprésentée, pour la première fois, par les comédiens Italiens ordinaires du Roi, le Mardi 17 Avril 1787. Paris: Prault, 1788.2 vols., 8vo (212 × 130 mm.), pp. [iv], 121, [3]; [iv], 102, [2] (adverts), including half-title. First volume has occasional spotting and small ownership inscription in an early hand to title; light damp-stain to first few pages of second volume. Later marbled wrappers. Very good copies. [Cioranescu 23412; 23418.] [Attributes: Soft Cover]

      [Bookseller: Justin Croft Antiquarian Books Ltd ABA]
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        Folding & Cutting

      [late 19th/early 20th-century]. Squarish landscape quarto (265 × 262 mm). Brown cloth, title in gilt to the upper board. 32 card leaves, in leporello hinged with linen, with 55 examples mounted. A little rubbed, linen judiciously renewed at the folds and connection to the lower board, leaves slightly browned at the margins. Excellent condition. A nice collection of examples of patterns that can be made by cutting paper, for use at a Froebel kindergarten. With the engraved carte-de-visite of "Miss Caroline G. Tobey - Tuesday Afternoons" mounted on the front pastedown. Friedrich Fröbel (1782–1852) founded his first preschool, for which he coined the term kindergarten, in 1837 in Bad Blankenberg, Germany. Fröebel's educational philosophy held that children should be taught with methods sympathetic to their natural curiosity and individual personalities, and he also developed some of the earliest educational toys, known as Fröebel gifts. His ideas became influential in Europe and the US, and today's kindergartens are direct descendants of Fröebel's. This volume of patterns for creative folding and cutting exercises would have been right at home in a Fröebel kindergarten.

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        History of the Royal Hospital and Collegiate Church of St. Katharine Near the Tower of London from the Foundation in the Year 1273 to the Present Time

      London: J. Nichols , 1782. Collation, viii+46, 74/75, 1 through to 112pp, 16 plates of which 7 are folding, lacking plate no 12. Bound in modern quarter calf, cloth boards, gilt head and tail bands, gilt lettering. Library number on base of spine. Binding in very good clean firm condition. Internally, occasional library stamps, plates stamped on verso, 2 plates have closed tears, some light browning, slightly heavier in a few places. Pages and engravings in good condition throughout.A nice well bound copy of a rare work.A45. First Edition. Near Very Good. Quarto.

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        A Revolutionary War archive concerning a soldier in the First Troop of Col. Sheldon's famous Light Horse Dragoons

      A Revolutionary War archive concerning a soldier in the First Troop of Col. Sheldon's famous Light Horse Dragoons. This archive consists of four documentsóa pay order and three affidavits for Calvin Green, soldier under Col. Sheldon. Calvin Green enlisted in January 1780. He was killed on April 4, 1782. (1) Pay order, dated November 20th 1782, "secure the payment of twenty pounds ten shillings and nine pence... to Calvin Green/deceased." 7" x 6.75" Slight tear at folds with some toning at fold line. Fine condition. (2) Affidavit, dated September 3, 1782, simply states that "Charles Green... hath been duly appointed Administrator on the Estate of Calvin Green... " 7.75" x 8" Some light staining. Fine condition. (3) Affidavit, Sept 4, 1782 states that "Calvin Green a soldier in the Connecticut line in the Continental Service for the years 1780 & 1781 deceased; and hath never received any any [sic] thing from sd town." 8.25" x 4.25" Toning at folds and right edge. Fine condition (4) Affidavit, dated November 15, 1782, states "please to Deliver the Bearer any Security or Money that may be due to Calvin Green a Soldier Serving or who did Serve in the Regiment of light Horse Commanded by Col.óSheldon which Soldier is now dead.". 7.75" x 4" Portion of page is torn, not affecting any writing. Fine condition. In December 1776, Congress responded to a commendation by George Washington, and authorized a regiment of light dragoonsóthe 2d Dragoons, consisting of a Connecticut battalion of light horse already recruited by Washingtonóand commissioned Elisha Sheldon of Connecticut as colonel and commander of the regiment. This was the first cavalry unit in the American army. Dragoons differ from pure cavalry in that the cavalry consists of soldiers who fight on horseback, while dragoons only used horses to move rapidly and then fought dismounted. Dragoons and cavalry were used extensively in southern campaigns during the Revolution; seldom did the terrain allow for cavalry in the north. Banastre Tarleton's Loyalists of the British Legion formed the heart of the British striking force in the south. On July 2, 1779 Sheldon and Tarleton's forces skirmished at Pound Ridge, New York. The battle was inconclusive, with only twelve casualties between the two sides. After 1780, Sheldon's forces were assigned mostly to mobile guard duty in New York along the Hudson River. The documents are in fine condition, with only a slight bit of toning. Two of them have slightly ragged edges, and the Nov 15th affidavit is missing one corner. None of these affect the content in any way; the ink on each is dark and legible. An interesting bit of Revolutionary War history.

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        Biblischer Geschichtspiegel, d.i. Auszug aller Begebenheiten des Alten und Neuen Testaments, nebst erbaulichen Erklärungen aus den Schriften der heiligen Kirchenväter, zur Bildung der Sitten in allen Ständen. Aus dem Französischen des Herrn von Sacy unter dem Namen des Herrn von Royaumont, Prior von Sombreval. 2 Teile (in 1 Band) komplett.,

      Augsburg, Wolffische Buchhandlung, 1782 - 8°, 840 Seiten und Register mit einem Titelkupfer, ca. 174 Kupferstichen auf 87 Tafeln und 2 gestochenen Vignetten, betitelter OHalbledereinband - Einband ber. und best. sonst guter Zustand - 1782. c62733 Sprache: de

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        TroisiËme voyage de Cook

      Paris,: Chez Pissot et Laporte,, 1782.. Octavo, with folding engraved frontispiece and folding map; a superb copy, uncut in the original French marbled paper wrappers, contained in a folding cloth box. A superb copy in completely original condition of the scarce French version of Rickman's surreptitious account of Cook's third voyage, published the year after the English original. The frontispiece to the first volume is a re-engraved image of Cook's death, entitled "Mort du capitaine Cook ? Owhy-hÈe, Fevrier 1779", one of the earliest representations of Hawaii.Rickman's account is one of the the most significant of the surreptitious accounts of Cook's voyages - the unauthorised accounts published anonymously to avoid repercussions from the Admiralty, who had embargoed the publication of private narratives before the appearance of the official version. Rickman scooped the official version by a full three years, and even this translation, by J.N. Demounier, reached the public a long time before any version of the official narrative was published.This surreptitious account of the third voyage was published anonymously, but was conclusively shown by Judge Howay (Zimmermann's Captain Cook, Toronto, 1930) to have been the work of John Rickman, a lieutenant on the voyage. His description of the voyage, as well as predating the official account, differs from it in many respects - particularly regarding the death of Cook, for which this is a prime source.Beddie, 1611; Forbes, 'Hawaiian National Bibliography', 45; Kroepelien, 1080; O'Reilly-Reitman, 419.

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        Storia della letteratura italiana

      Roma: Roma: Per Luigi Perego Savioni, Stampator Vaticano nella Sapienza 1782-5 First published, 1772-82. Publisher's flexible boards, soiled and with light dampstaining in some volumes. . Nine volumes in thirteen, quarto. Engraved vignettes on title-page. A very good set. Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794) was born in Bergamo and studied at the Jesuit college there. He entered the order and was in 1755 appointed professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres at the Brera in Milan. In 1770 he became librarian to Francis III, duke of Modena, at the Biblioteca Estense. There he collected materials for his monumental Storia della letteratura italiana, the first significant history of Italian literature, which was first published from 1772 to 1782. This was a comprehensive work, extending from Etruscan times down to 1700 and concerns literature in the broadest sense, including history, philosophy, the fine arts, medicine, and jurisprudence. It is heavily documented from sources in the Biblioteca Estense and is noted for its clear and beautiful style. Tiraboschi's other works include Biblioteca modenese (6 volumes, 1781-86), Notizie de' pittori, scultori, incisori, ed architetti modenesi (1786) and Memorie storiche modenesi (1793-94). He edited the Nuovo giornale dei letterati d'Itallia, 1773-1790 and left materials for a scholarly work entitled Dizionario topografico-storico degli stati estensi, which was published in 1824-25.

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        Opera Omnia Graece et Latine Excusa Ad Editionem Lugduno-batavam Siegiberti Havercampii Cum Oxoniensi Ioannis Hudsonii Collatum

      Schwickert, Lipsia - Mm 140x225 Opera in trevolumi pubblicata tra il 1782 e il 1785. Volume I (1782), pp. XXIV-1189, Volume II (1783), pp. 1149. Volume III (1785), pp. 1355+ errata. Solida rilegatura antica in pergamena, con titolo su tassello al dorso, carte brunite ma testo ben fruibile. Edizione a cura di F. Oberthur. Testo greco e latino. Opera in buone condizioni. SPEDIZIONE IN 24 ORE DALLA CONFERMA DELL'ORDINE. WORLDWIDE DELIVERY.

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        Storia della letteratura italiana

      Roma: Roma: Per Luigi Perego Savioni, Stampator Vaticano nella Sapienza 1782-5 First published, 1772-82. Publisher's flexible boards, soiled and with light dampstaining in some volumes. . Nine volumes in thirteen, quarto. Engraved vignettes on title-page. A very good set. Girolamo Tiraboschi (1731-1794) was born in Bergamo and studied at the Jesuit college there. He entered the order and was in 1755 appointed professor of rhetoric and belles-lettres at the Brera in Milan. In 1770 he became librarian to Francis III, duke of Modena, at the Biblioteca Estense. There he collected materials for his monumental Storia della letteratura italiana, the first significant history of Italian literature, which was first published from 1772 to 1782. This was a comprehensive work, extending from Etruscan times down to 1700 and concerns literature in the broadest sense, including history, philosophy, the fine arts, medicine, and jurisprudence. It is heavily documented from sources in the Biblioteca Estense and is noted for its clear and beautiful style. Tiraboschi's other works include Biblioteca modenese (6 volumes, 1781-86), Notizie de' pittori, scultori, incisori, ed architetti modenesi (1786) and Memorie storiche modenesi (1793-94). He edited the Nuovo giornale dei letterati d'Itallia, 1773-1790 and left materials for a scholarly work entitled Dizionario topografico-storico degli stati estensi, which was published in 1824-25.

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        Plocacosmos: Or the Whole Art of Hair Dressing; wherein is contained, Ample Rules for the Young Artizan, more particularly for Ladies Women, Valets, &c.&c. as well as Directions for Persons to dress their own Hair; also Ample and wholesome Rules to preserve the Hair...

      London: Printed for the Author, No. 12, Old Broad-Street; and sold by all the Booksellers in Town and Country. 1782 . First Edition 8vo, engr. frontis. printed in bistre, [vi], 435 pp, 10 engraved plates signed "Delegal, London", 19th century half green morocco, marbled bds, marbled edges, title and author tooled direct to spine in gilt, a very little minor foxing on a few pages otherwise a good sound copy. Despite the sub-title, The Whole Art of Hair Dressing, and the British Library's designation of the author as a hairdresser, this work is much more than just a treatise of hairdressing. The frontispiece with its title, "Shakespeare's Seven Ages" gives a better indication of the book's scope, which is then spelled out on the title-page as follows "The plan of this work requiring it, there are also complete rules for the management of children and the education of youth; and excellent rules for the preservation of health and happiness of age; the whole interspersed with moral thoughts, being necessary for all families". His concern for his readers' health prompts a variety of recipes for herbal remedies, and then his discussion of the history of hairstyles leads him into the theatre where he gives a personal assessment of more than sixty actors and actresses of the day. However, it is when he gets down to the techniques of hair dressing that the author speaks with obvious authority. The striking plates by (James?) Delegal show various hairstyles. ESTC T145753

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        Plocacosmos: Or the Whole Art Of Hairdressing

      London: Printed for the Author, 1782. Wherein is contained, Ample Rules for the Young Artizan, More Particularly for Ladies Women, Valets, &c,&c . The front board is detached with the binding in rough shape and the 10 copper plates are missing, hence the low price.The leaves are not trimmed and do have a little foxing but are in quite good condition. 435pp.. Hard Cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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        Bekenntnisse. Erster (-zweiter) Theil.

      Berlin, Johann Friedrich Unger, 1782. - 2 Teile in 1 Band. (4), 282 SS. (2), 172 SS. Mit Holzschnittvignetten an den Titeln. Hübscher blauer Pappband der Zeit mit goldgepr. rotem Rückenschildchen. 8vo. Erste deutsche Ausgabe. - Die ersten 6 Bücher (alles bis dahin Erschienene) von Rousseaus (1712-78) großem autobiographischen Werk, übersetzt von der Tochter des Verlegers, Friederike Helene Unger (1741-1813). Die "Confessions" erschienen posthum 1782 in Genf; die zweite Hälfte (Bücher 7-12) sollte erst 1789 folgen (dt. EA 1790). - Papierbedingt gelegentlich unbedeutend braunfleckig. Der Einband schwach berieben, sonst wohlerhalten. Fromm 22671. Borst 444. Goedeke VII, 663, 262, 1a. Kayser IV, 559. KNLL XIV, 384. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        (William, M.D.) The History of Women, from the Earliest Antiquity, to the Present Time; giving Some Account of almost every interesting Particular concerning that Sex, among all Nations, ancient and modern. The Third Edition, With many Alterations and Corrections.

      London: Printed for C. Dilly...; and R. Christopher, Stockton, 1782 . 2 Vols., 8vo., without the half-titles but with the errata leaf in each vol., slight foxing; contemp. green goatskin, spines attractively gilt with floral sprays, g.e., Dutch marbled endpapers, slight rubbing to extremities, a very pretty copy "His best-known work, ...deserves to take a place among Enlightenment histories of civil society. Though Alexander clearly knew and was influenced by Montesquieu and the encyclopédistes, it was to contemporary Scottish historians such as John Millar, Lord Kames, and Gilbert Stuart that he owed his greatest debts. Like them, he attempted to place the history of women and gender roles firmly within the history of civil society, though he also perpetuated their disagreements and inconsistencies." (Oxford DNB) This edition was genuinely revised, and is here in a most attractive binding closely similar to the work of Roger Payne, if not actually by him.

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      London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1782.. [2],38pp. Folding frontispiece plan. Small octavo. Later marbled paper over boards, manuscript paper label on front board. Boards edgeworn, paper chipped. Early military ownership signature ("Capt. Hawkes") on titlepage, bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper. Trimmed a bit close, but with no loss of text. Good. Styled as "a new edition," issued the same year as the first. This second edition is much preferred to the first due to the addition of a plan of the harbor of Porto Praya, as well as the text of a letter from Blake to the Commodore. The pamphlet is a critique of Commodore Johnstone's account of the Battle of Porto Praya, a naval engagement between the English and French during the American Revolution. The lovely folding plan shows Praya Bay on the island of St. Jago, with an inset view of the high cliffs and the citadel. "Blake" is a pseudonym. George Johnstone, the commander of the British squadron, had many American connections. He had served ar Governor of West Florida after the French and Indian War, and was part of the peace commission under the Earl of Carlisle which attempted to negotiate with the Continental Congress in 1779. Obtaining a naval command, he was en route to try to sieze the Cape of Good Hope in the spring of 1781 when he was attacked by a French fleet in the Cape Verde Islands. Although the battle was a draw, it was a strategic victory for the French, who beat Johnstone to the Cape while he repaired his ships, and thus reinforced the garrison. SABIN 5792. ESTC T110435.

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        Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. In Two Volumes. To Which are Prefixed, Memoirs of His Life

      London: J. Nichols, and sold by J. Dodsley, et al., 1782 . First edition.. Hardcover. Very good. 2 volumes. lvii,(1),1-22,(2),23-204; (2), 224pp. 8vo. Frontispiece of the author in Volume 1 drawn by Gainsborough and etched by Bartolozzi, who also engraved the frontispiece to volume 2. The two pages between pp. 22 and 23 of volume 1 contain a letter received too late to be inserted in its proper place. Edited by Miss Crewe; the Life is by Joseph Jekyll. Unevenly bound set. Volume 1 is in the original and rare publisher's boards of cream paper spine and drab paper boards. Volume 2 is in contemporary full calf, spine with gilt rules. List of subscribers present in volume 1. Volume 1 is in fine condition, and the textblock is uncut. Volume 2 has an occasional trace of foxing, hinges cracked but firm, light edgewear and lacks the lettering label else very good. Excessively rare in first edition. Preserved in a custom leather-backed clamshell case. Lowndes p. 2184. ESTC T100345. Sabin 76310.

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      - Madrid, 1782. Antonio de Sancha. Pasta Española con tejuelos dorados en lomera, puntas rozadas. XVI+387pp+XLVIII., 21x15cm. Contiene una lámina despegalble. CADIZ

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        Cyprinus Buggenhagii

      Berlin,, c. 1782-97. Print. Copper engraving, 21.5 x 40 cms, original hand-colour, from the folio edition of “Allgemeine Naturgeschichte der Fische”.

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        Essai Sur L'Influence de la Poudre a Canon Dans L'Art de la Guerre Moderne

      Societé Typographique, Dessau, 1782. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. 19th century half green morocco over marbled boards. Moderate foxing and browning throughout, but clean otherwise. There was a Leipzig edition published in 1788. Mauvillon was powerful figure in 18th century German liberalism, a proponent of a robust private sector and extreme laissez-fair governmental policy. xxiv, 502, XV pp with 7 folding plates at the rear. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Military & Warfare; Inventory No: 043844. .

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        An act to enable His Majesty to conclude a peace or truce with certain Colonies in North America therein Mentioned

      London: Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1782. Very Good. [2], 787-788 p.; 32 cm. (folio). Disbound. Title page reads "Anno Regni Georgii III. . . . At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the Thirty-first Day of October, Anno Domini 1780, in the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third . . . And from thence continued, by several Prorogations, to the Twenty-seventh Day of November, 1781; Being the Second Session of the Fifteenth Parliament of Great Britain." Woodcut royal coat of arms above the imprint. Woodcut headpiece and historiated initial at the beginning of the act. The act declaring that King George III could conclude a peace treaty with the "Colonies or Plantations, or any of them, or any Part or Parts thereof." This led to the signing of provisional articles of peace between the United States and Great Britain in November 1782, and the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, or the Paris Peace Treaty, in September 1783. Extremely scarce. In Very Good+ Condition: disbound; small chip at tail of spine; 1-cm. tear from fold without loss; upper edges and fore-edges slightly darkened; otherwise clean and bright.

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      1782. Very Good. [BURNEY, Frances]. CECILIA, OR MEMOIRS OF AN HEIRESS. By the author of Evelina. In five volumes. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son at the Mews-Gate, and T. Cadell in the Strand, 1782. First edition. Five 12mo. volumes. [ii],293;263;365;328;398 pp. Worn contemporary bindings of quarter calf with marbled sides, decorative rules gilt-stamped to spines. Armorial bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey (1781-1859) in all volumes. In general, spines have darkened and are flaking in places; gilt- stamped spine numerals have dulled so that only one is still readable; and, only one volume retains its gilt-stamped black label on spine. In particular, the backstrip of Vol. 1 has a vertical split near the center, a chip at the crown, and has been glued down; its top board is nearly off and is attached by the sewing cords. Upper joints of Vols. 2 & 3 are starting. Text leaves show intermittent light foxing but are generally clean. One signature (B) in Vol. 2 is slightly sprung at the bottom. In Vol. 4, one leaf (E2, p. 99-100) is missing the bottom fore-corner (but all text is intact) and a few leaves in one signature (L) have a small puncture at the inner margin. One leaf (E7) in Vol. 5 has short closed tear in margin. The bindings are fragile but the bookblocks and text leaves are better than very good. (CBEL, ii, p. 527). Cecilia was Burney's second novel to be published anonymously and, like Evelina, it was both a critical and popular success. Among her contemporary admirers were Dr. Johnson, Edmund Burke, and Joshua Ryenolds. Her accute social observations and the touches of light comedy in her early work were a model for the succeeding generation of female writers, notably Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen. It was in the concluding pages of Cecilia that Austen found the title of her first novel, Pride and Prejudice. (DNB).

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        Corpus Juris Civilis quo Jus Universum Justinianeum comprehenditur

      Turín: Augustae Taurinorum, Ex Typographia Regia, 1782. Dos volúmenes en 4to.mayor; 3 hs., 1911 pp., 3 hs. + 3 hs., 1499 pp. Encuadernación del diecinueve en piel marbreada, con ruedas doradas en los planos y lomera ornada.

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        Constitutiones Epidemicae Et Morbi Potissimum

      nbsp;Leipzig -Vindobonae, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A scarce medical text discussing the nature of arthritis and its treatment. Volume One Complete all published. Very scarce -BL and Wellcome only in England. Gerard van Swieten 1700 1772 was a Dutch-Austrian physician. Van Swieten became the personal physician of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa. In this position he implemented a transformation of the Austrian health service and medical university education. He founded a botanical garden, a chemical laboratory and introduced clinical instruction. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart,withmarks to boards and bumping. Internally, firmly bound, bright though with background foxing. There is a binder's label to the front pastedown and offsetting to endpapers. There are ink stamps throughout and one to the titlepage. Overall: GOOD.

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      London: John Wilkie for the Company of Stationers, 1782. Fine in matching slipcase that has darkened. 16mo. (4" x 2 1/8"), 4p. Printed in red and black. In a beautiful binding of full red straight-grained morocco with marbled endpapers, a.e.g., the spine and covers with densely gilt ornamentation Goldsmith miniature almanacks for other years, 1681-1840, are listed in Welsh 3090-3094 and Spielmann 167-170B.

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        The History of Tom Jones,A Foundling. In Four Volumes

      London - W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, et al, 1782 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A late eighteenth century edition of Tom Jones in a full calf binding that looks smart on the shelf. With engraved frontispieces. Complete in Four Volumes. Tom Jones is considered a work that established the tradition of the comic novel in English -ODNB. Condition: In a full calf binding, recently rebacked, with the original boards. Externally, some shelfwear to the original boards. The inner hinges have been reinforced. Internally, firmly bound, with some foxing prominent tothe first and last few pages, and the occasional spot or mark elsewhere. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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        Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece

      Paris:, 1782. Folio (522 × 335 mm) Contemporary dark green straight-grained morocco by Kalhoeber - ticket verso of front free endpaper, title direct to the spine, paired narrow bands, framed by gilt rules of various thickness, simple geometric panelling to the boards, beaded edge-roll, all edges gilt, bold Greek key roll to the turn-ins, marbled endpapers. With engraved vignette title, 13 maps, 2 of them folding, 32 full-page views, 27 sheets of half-page plates, maps and plans, 29 full-page plates (largely of architectural details), 4 costume illustrations on 1 sheet and 14 superb illustrative head- and tail-pieces. A little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, some judicious restoration at the head and tail of the spine and to the board edges, light browning and occasional foxing of the contents, but overall very good, and a handsomely-presented copy. First edition, first issue, the Discours Préliminaire concluding on the fourth line of page xvi. First volume only, but complete in itself, and without doubt one of the most desirable of all eighteenth-century works on Greece. A second volume was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously" (Blackmer), edited by the cartographer Barbie du Bocage, in 1822. Choiseul-Gouffier first went to Greece in 1776 as a member of a scientific expedition to the eastern Mediterranean on board the Atalante, commanded by the marquis de Chabert, a veteran of the American Revolution, who was charged with the correction of the French navy's charts of the region. The party included Jean-Baptiste Hilaire, considered by Boppe, in his Les Peintres du Bosphore au Dix-huitième Siècle, to be the artist amongst the early orientalists who best understood the Levant, and who contributed the expressive landscapes and well-observed and characterful costume studies; the engineer and architect Jacques Foucherot, who surveyed the archaeological sites and provides the superb plates of architectural details; and Foucherot's secretary, François Kauffer, later to identify the site of ancient Troy at Hisarlik, who was responsible for producing of most of the detailed charts of harbours and islands. The spectacular baroque allegorical tailpieces, most of them emblematic of the islands visited, are the work of Guët, Choffard, Varin, Moreau le jeune, and Hilaire amongst others. The work met with immediate and enthusiastic success, which greatly facilitated the advance of Choiseul-Gouffier's academic and political career. He was elected a member of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-lettres in 1782, and of the Académie Française in 1783, and in 1784 became the French ambassador to Constantinople. Following the Revolution he was replaced, but he ignored the recall to Paris for fear of execution, and in 1792 emigrated to Russia where he became director of the Academy of Arts and Imperial Library, finding great favour with the empress. Under the Empire, Napoleon's amnesty to emigrés allowed him to return to France, and at the Restoration he became a minister of state and a peer, also regaining his seat at the Académie in 1816.

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        Neue Briefe für und wider das Mönchswesen, mit unparteyischer Feder entworfen. Gedruckt im Jahr 1782

      Ulm, Wagner 1782. 4 Bände in 1; 163 (richtig 167, 141-144 doppelt gez.), 224; 220, (4, letzte 3 weiß); 165, (3, letzte 2 weiß) Seiten; Festeinband, Halbpergamenteinband der Zeit - Hayn / Gotendorf I, 458f. - Holzm. / Boh. Anonym I, 7967 - Jeder Band ist einer Person bzw. Personengruppe gewidmet: Band 1: Kaiser Joseph II., Band 2: Papst Pius VI., Band 3: Den Ordensgeneralen, Band 4 mit Nebentitel: Das Ende des Coelibats der Römischkatholischen Geistlichkeit an dem Ende des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts. Dem Kardinal von ***. Auf Vorsatz zeitgenössische Notiz "Ist durchaus bey Christian Ulrich Wagner dem Sohn gedruckt worden". Bis auf einen kleinen Einriß von 3 mm am Rücken oben gut erhalten und fleckenfrei auf stärkerem Papier. -

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        Reglamento Para Precaver y Extinguir en Mexico los Incendios

      1782. Viana, Francisco Leandro de [1730-1804]. Reglamento Para Precaver y Extinguir en Mexico los Incendios de sus Casas, y Edificios Publicos. Madrid: Por Don Joachin Ibarra, 1782. [iv], xviii, 90, xiv pp. Copperplate portrait frontispiece (of Princess Maria Luisa de Borbon). Quarto (9-1/2" x 6"). Contemporary speckled sheep, gilt fillets to boards, gilt spine, marbled endpapers. Negligible light rubbing to extremities, small scuff near center of rear board, light toning to text, internally clean. A very well-preserved copy. * Only edition. Issued for Spanish Mexico, this is a code of laws relating to fire prevention, fire fighting and property damaged by fire. OCLC locates a handful of copies in North America, but only 1 in a law library (Harvard). Sabin, A Dictionary of Books Relating to America 99408.

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        Erste Gründe zur Feldmeßkunst für junge Leute die sich diesem Geschäfte widmen wollen. 2. verm. Auflage Nürnberg, Schneider u. Weigel 1808. 8°. 4 Bll., 87 S., mit 9 (gefalt.) Kupfertafeln, Pbd. d. Zt.

      - Sehr selten (kein Ex. über KVK nachweisbar !).- Laut Einleitung erstmals 1782 erschienen (auch von dieser Ausg. kein Ex nachweisbar).- Die Tafeln zeigen geometrische Figuren sowie einen "Plan der Neustadt am Monager Strom mit allen dazu gehörigen Dorffschaften wie solcher durch Quadrate verkleinert werden kann".- Titel gestempelt, etw. gebräunt, tls. stockfleckig, Ebd. etw. berieben.

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      Engraved medallion portrait on title of Vol. I & 14 folding engraved plates. 2 p.l., 466, [2] pp.; 2 p.l., 533, [3] pp.; 3 p.l., 561, [3] pp. 3 vols. Large 4to, slightly later vellum-backed marbled boards (some dustiness & occasional light foxing), arms of The Society of Writers to the Signet on covers, later red morocco lettering pieces on spines. Milan: J. Galeati, 1782-83-85. First collected edition of Frisi's important scientific writings on mathematics, physics, hydraulics, and astronomy. "In physics his research must be evaluated in relation to the concepts dominant in his time, which led him to justify and interpret certain phenomena of light and aspects of electricity, referring to the vibratory motion of ether and other properties attributed to it. As an astronomer he concerned himself with the daily movement of the earth (in De motu diurno terrae, awarded a prize by the Berlin Academy), the obliquity of the ecliptic, the movement of the moon, the determination of the meridian circle, and matters concerning gravity in relation to Newton's general theories. His mathematical activity included studies on kinematics (composition of rotatory movements, etc.) and, notably, on isoperimetry. He also did work in hydraulics and was called upon to plan works for the regulation of rivers and canals in various parts of northern Italy. He was responsible for laying out the canal built in 1819 between Milan and Pavia."­D.S.B., V, p. 195. Very good set. Ex Bibliotheca Mechanica. Houzeau & Lancaster 3493. Riccardi, I, 490­"Bella ediz." .

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      1782. [EHON] Torii KIYONAGA, artist. EHON MUCHI BUKURO. Toto [Edo], Iseya, Temmei 2 [1782]. 2 vols. in one. 21.4 x 15.1 CM, String-bound, Japanese- style, fukuro-toji. Extremely rare color printed book of scenes derring- do, rendered in Kiyonaga's wonderful style. Ten double page and three single page plates. Rubbed and a bit soiled, especially the first half of the work. With a [early 19th century?] hand drawn sketch of a tiger on the cover which is quite lovely in and of itself. There is a copy of this work in the British Museum, but I have not been able to track down any other copies outside Japan and the KSSM only lists the copy in the Diet Library.. [See Hillier 383, 387 for more on this work]. As the covers are not original, the title page, which had been laid down to the inner front cover, is missing as well. The colophon is present, as are the text and images. Though a prolific primtmaker, Kiyonaga illustrated few books, though the quality of these designs makes one wonder why. In a handsoome clasped chitsu case.

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        A description of Gibraltar with an account of the blockade, siege, the attempt by nine sail of fire-ships, the sally made from the garrison, and every thing remarkable or worthy notice that has occurred in that place since the commencement of the Spanish war: likewise the vast importance of this valuable fortress to Great Britain clearly stated and explained

      Lon., 1782.. b/w folding map, plate. Scarce contemporary account of the Seige of Gibraltar, and an important source for later historians. It includes a large folding plan of the peninsula, with detailed annotations, a plate of a Spanish gun boat, and a list of British ships. OCLC shows 5 institutional holdings of the book, though there are more in microform. However, it is quite scarce in the trade. Bound in original marbled boards, rebacked in period calf with label.

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        Collection complette de toutes les médailles du Chévalier Jean Charles Hedlinguer, dessinées par . et gravées en maniére noire par Jean Elie Haid.

      Jean Jaques Haid et Fils, Augsburg 1782 - engraved frontispiece, engraved portrait, 19, 24 pp., with 132 mezzotint engravings (numbered I-LXXVIII, 1-32 and 1-22) on 79 plates, each plate tipped to a blank page. Contemporary paper boards, spine with label in manuscript, chipped at joints and edges. Mild toning on first few leaves; edges of blank pages darkened. Old ownership stamp partially effaced in margin of title page and one other leaf. Overall an attractive copy. Very rare first edition of this work illustrating the medals of Swiss-born Johann Karl Hedlinger (1691-1771), the celebrated medalists whose works rate as ¿the most elegant and individualistic effigies of the 18th century.¿ After training as a goldsmith and working for the mints in Lucerne and Paris, he was invited to become chief engraver of the Stockholm Mint, where he worked for more than a quarter century (1718-1745), commemorating events in the reigns of three monarchs and producing a series of medals that depict Swedish rulers from the 9th century onwards (plates numbered 1-32). Fuesli¿s preface, a short biography of Hedlinger (unsigned, but definitely not by Fuesli), and a list of subjects of the medals appear in both German and French. What follows is a veritable Who¿s Who of political theater during the European Baroque. The most well-represented monarch, of course, is Frederick I (r. 1720-1751), who also shares three double-portraits with Queen consort Ulrika Eleonora. In addition, Hedlinger cast a number of commemorative medals for heads of state, among them Christian VI of Denmark and Norway, and England¿s George II. These are generally intermixed with contemporary portraits of notable Swedes: Arvid Horn (1664-1742), general to Charles XII and manager of nearly all of Frederick¿s state and foreign affairs; Olof Thegner, magistrate and governor of Stockholm; Carl Gustav Tessin, ambassador to France from 1739-1742; and Tessin¿s father Nicodemus the Younger, the country¿s most famous architect. Hedlinger¿s work was so esteemed that he was invited to apply his talents for the rulers of Poland, Denmark, Belgium and other countries. Most politically significant, however, are two Russian portraits: the first depicting Andrei Osterman, the German-born factotum for Tsar Peter I who arranged the Treaty of Nystad in 1721 (depriving Sweden of the Baltic states), and the other depciting Admiral Nikolai Golovin, who brilliantly commanded Russia¿s Baltic Fleet during the decisive Russo-Swedish War (1741-1743). These medals are testament to a Swedish monarchy whose military clout and international influence were rapidly on the wane. A medal cast for Kozbekci Mustafa Aga, the Ottoman envoy who arrived in Stockholm in 1727 to collect on the debts of Charles XII, seems to sharpen the blow¿as does a portrait of Swedish general Charles Emil Lewenhaupt, who, after inciting the disastrous war with Russia, was executed in 1743 as a sort of symbolic national expiation. The volume also includes Hedlinger¿s portraits of fellow engravers Joseph Roettiers and Antonio Maria de Gennaro, as well as a handful of striking self-portraits. . OCLC: NYPL, NYU. * Not in the Berlin Catalogue. Collation agrees with that of the copy in the Herzog-August Bibliothek. On Fuesli, see Bénézit, Dictionary of Artists XI, 857; cf also the Encyclopedia Britannica. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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      Pieter Hayman, Pieter Hayman, 1782-, Amsterdam - Ex-Library; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; [18], 191, [1]; xiv, [11], xxvii, 300 pages; Contemp. 1/2 calf. & marbled bds; light edge wear. Binding and text is solid. With 13 fold plates. Ink library stamp to title page, red/white advesive stamp to verso, "Foed. Amer. Staat" - tiny blue bookplate, card pocket. Published in 1782 and [1794]. Scattered light spotting. Wheeler Gifts I, 507; John Cuthbertson (English, 1743 - 1821) ; English born instrument maker and inventor. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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